Eidsfjorden (Nordland)

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Vesteralen Eidsfjord Fjord Boot Berg.jpg
View of the fjord
Location Vesterålen, Nordland
Coordinates 68°39′51″N 14°53′37″E / 68.6643°N 14.8935°E / 68.6643; 14.8935Coordinates: 68°39′51″N 14°53′37″E / 68.6643°N 14.8935°E / 68.6643; 14.8935
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 25 kilometres (16 mi)
Settlements Holmstad

Eidsfjorden is a fjord in the municipalities of , Hadsel, and Sortland in Nordland county, Norway. The 25-kilometre (16 mi) long fjord cuts into the island of Langøya in the Vesterålen archipelago. It branches off of the main Vesterålsfjorden. The innermost part of the fjord is part of Sortland (it was transferred from Hadsel in 1963). The west coast of the outer part belongs to municipality of Bø and the eastern coast of the outer part of the fjord belongs to Hadsel.[1]

Several small fjords branch north from the fjord: Jørnfjord, Hellfjord, Melfjord, Olderfjord, and Bjørndalsfjord.

There are two churches located along the fjord: Indre Eidsfjord Church and Ytre Eidsfjord Church (meaning "inner" and "outer" Eidsfjord churches). Norwegian County Road 820 runs along the inner shore of the fjord.[2]

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